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A majority of the time lying is frowned upon but there are occasions where lying can fix the dilemma at hand Telling the truth cannot always solve the problem but sometimes just make it bigger As humans we have a tendency to to lie when we are caught in situations that may result in consequences that we may not want to serve Lies act as a type of protection the protection of hurting ones feelings the protection of conflicts and the protection of ones self-image One of the many things that all humans have in common is lying From a young age we were taught that honesty is the best policy but as we have grown older we have learned that honesty may not be the best policy Before telling the truth we must consider the benefits and costs that it will bring Ive always tried my best to tell the truth when I was caught in a situation but sometimes telling the truth isnt the best way to solve a problem There are times where we tell a lie to keep someones pride intact For example lets say a friend of yours asked how their work looks and it really doesnt look good at all So you decide to keep it to yourself and make up a lie to not hurt their feelings The outcome of this situation will turn out better for your friend because you decided to lie to them and make them feel good Telling the truth tends to spark an argument or a conflict Couples usually lie to their partner because they want to escape pointless arguments and conflicts This may be the easiest way for couples to save their relationship Lying helps many partners get away from a situation they know might get them into deep trouble When it comes to relationships both partners expect one another to be completely honest with each other however they both want
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